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started. this is live coverage running just a few minutes late. again, a reminder you can follow us on facebook and and we have exclusive updates and author interviews, et cetera on her facebook page. just waiting for mr. patterson. this should be to shortly ensure that coverage of the miami book fair international 29th year. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. please take your seats. we are about to begin the session. thank you so much. i am marilou harrison and many of you have heard from me because he been in this room yesterday and today. i served as a volunteer here, a very proud: tiered of miami book fair international candidate to recognize is that done before, all of the volunteers come to thousands of volunteers for miami dade college as well as the community who come together reach you to think this book fair take place. i'd also like to recognize those who are fri
in tucson has helped inform us of who we are. i got that phonecall and i couldn't believe it. almost a year ago in january, phonecall from a teacher who said jeff, they have come into our rooms and confiscated our books. in tucson, the same school district that i was a product in the first years of my life. they had gone into this room and taken out seven textbooks, like rethinking columbus a book that is sold hundreds of thousands of copied, used by kids in rural alaska all the way to rural maine who have that -- and that book was put away into storage. and 11 teachers, almost a dozen teachers were told that they no longer have the right to teach literature from the perspective of mexican-americans, those who have given us our school district from the perspective of rethinking columbus. .. i have to begin, and i will tell you something about our stories. i went to find my story. i had been living outside of tucson for years, and i wanted to come back, working on another book, and deeply ameshed, of course, in other struggles and conflicts as the journalist in the coal fields around the wor
of other conservative causes and issues he was very involved with the. doing so gives us a history of what strom thurmond's america looks like and helps us rethink what was going on in the south and what was going on in the national conservative political realm as well. rethinking strom thurmond helps us rethink the history of modern conservatism. too often strom thurmond is left out because we only remember him as a cartoonish racist figure from the deep south. >> you can watch this on line at not all of their neil gaiman delivers the mason award lecture and dancers -- the mason awards presented honors authors make extraordinary contributions to bring in literature to wide reading public. this event was held at george mason university in virginia where the events are held. is an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> better than the guy who brought the correct sign out. >> thank you very much. what a lively audience. wish i could stay longer. my name is phil miller and i direct the books program festival and graduate writing program at george mason. [applause] >> i was going to sa
with this concept ofd i doing in black and white in a two and a quarter format without strobe lights, using only available or natural light. and we tried it out first witht gary hart. we went out to -- i believe it s was cleveland early on in february of 1987 and i had the first assignment out there.wa i came back and showed them the photographs and they were veryhe pleased with them. so i went on from there doing all the candidates. c-span: here's the front covernl of your book and you can seecant here this title "choose me." first let me ask you why you used that? what the...oo >> guest: it was it was almost a photographas became the title came after theo photograph.alst once we had that photograph thia was much later on i decided that would be the cover of the book. d that that would be the cover of the book. and then i was almost thinking of a title to go with the photograph, and it seemed to fit the bill. >> how come there's a photograph on the cover? how come this one? >> well, once again, it was the beginner. the winner went on the cover. whoever won the election, became th
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